kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, courtesy of 5000. Thanks, André! Pours a dark reddish-brown color; creamy khaki head with fine-bubbled lacing. Loads of oily dried fruits, caramel, and candy sugar in the aroma; viscous and generous; slightest hint of alcohol poking through. Full mouthfeel: following the aroma, there’s just tons of viscous dried fruits, boozy leather and fruit leather, toffee and caramel; lots of generous fruitiness and a complex maltiness; just a bit too sweet at this point; it would likely benefit and excel after a few years of age; warming and a touch over the top right now; but tasty. Lengthy finish, showing more dried red fruits, leather, and some breadiness in the finish.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2007. Courtesy of kmweaver. Clear dark amber with a small tan head, fades to a cover. Sweet and fruity nose with caramel, toffee, dark fruits, some golden fruits and alcohol. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter with toffee, berry, prunes, light pine and citrus. Full body is soft and sticky with light carbonation. Decent.
Ratman197 (12966) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, molasses, toffee, dark fruit, light vanilla and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, dark fruit and light vanilla with a smooth warming lingering bitter finish.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red, tight tan head. Heavy, sweet caramel, ethanol, and herbal/citrus hop aromas. Sweet toffee, multi vitamin, alcohol and spicy citrus hop flavor. Very large body. Big burly Barley Wine.
DietPepsican (1585) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to riversideAK for getting me this one. A thick dark red pour with a small tan head. Heavy caramel malt and bubble gum aroma. Flavor has nice citrusy hops, caramel, toffee, and a bit of dark fruit. Finished pretty thick, slightly bitter and clean. Very nice!
DicksMcGee (56) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty mahogany. Vanilla with some cherry smell. Fruity, brown sugar, burning finish. Thanks Pepsican.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from 5000. Pours a dark ruby color with no head. Aroma of cherries,light caramel,and earth. The flavor was the same with a nice hop presence. Thick, rich, and chewy. This is some good stuff here.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap in Tacoma, Wahington. The quintessential barley wine in aroma, color, body, taste, mouthfeel, finish, balance.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated twice within 2 months, went with the higher rating. Great big maltiness with a descent hop kick. Some toffee and even hints of light smokiness, but mostly tastes like a rich malty DIPA. Delicous.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby brown pour with a thin off-white head. Big malty nose with a flavor that is rich and lightly smoky, full of caramel malts and sweetness. Nice hop balance. Full mouthfeel. Very tasty.